Winning Best Debut Film at this year’s Doc Aviv film festival, Yotam Feldman’s The Lab taps into the provocative spirit of Michael Moore-style documentary making, audaciously mixing the serious with the satirical.
Utilising unprecedented access to leading Israeli weapons salesmen, The Lab follows some of the industry’s heavyweights into a chilling and morally questionable world. It explores the demand for Israeli military know-how — often by the very states publicly denouncing Israel at every opportunity — to combat the growing threat of armed resistance and guerrilla forces in regions beyond the Middle East. The Lab toys with a very difficult question of ambiguity and hypocrisy, investigating how the Israeli military policy in the territories has morphed from economic burden to financial boom.
Screening with: Until We Find A Place
60 mins / Hebrew (English subtitles)
Director — Yotam Feldman
Category — Hamatzav (The Situation)